I’m a southern boy born plus raised. So it took me a long time to get accustomed to a severe winter. And truth be told, I’m still not quite there yet after all these years, and i grew up in a temperature where I could pretty much go barefoot year round; Now, going barefoot just did not happen in our houseâ€¦ Still, those winters were so mild down south compared to what I have lived with for the last quarter of a century, however the Winter I deal with now comes with about several weeks of chilly or worse type un-even temperaturesâ€¦ And that means there’s a lot of gas gas furnace heating inside our homeâ€¦ Plus, I have never particularly been into the outdoor stuff that so many folks around here spend time doing. So I have spent a lot of my winters inside Heating plus A/C just trying to be cozy, but of course, I have enjoyed having white Christmases plus I have enjoyed raising my kids up here, however but I’m finally getting a chance to go barefoot during the Winter again. And the two of us did not even have to move to the South. We built a beach house once the two of us sold the family beach house when the kids were out of the house. With our modern house, the two of us decided to go with a geothermal heat pump which gets most of the heating plus cooling energy from the Earth’s temperature. The heating for this plan is transferred through copper pipes under the floor. This is called radiant floor heating plus yes you got it, I’m going to be barefoot all Winter thanks to that radiant floor heating.